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Community Video
Oct 10, 2016 Al Brenner
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
A campaign song for demoralized Berniecrats.
Topics: Bernie, Hillary, Trump, election, debate
Community Video
Aug 22, 2016 Brother Al
movies
eye 98
favorite 0
comment 0
Marsha P Johnson was the drag queen who threw an object at the mirror at the Stonewall in and started the Stonewall Riots
Topics: gay, drag, queen, Stonewall, riots, NYC
Community Video
Sep 12, 2015
movies
eye 57
favorite 0
comment 0
A short piece I made during the Iraqi war.
Topics: war, patriotism
Community Video
Aug 29, 2015 Al Brenner
movies
eye 218
favorite 1
comment 0
A musical commentary on the over use of all drugs in out society.
Topics: drugs, cocaine, marijuana
mrscobie Favorites
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Feb 5, 2015
collection
eye 0
mrscobie Favorites
Topic: favorites
Community Video
Nov 2, 2014 Al Brenner
movies
eye 290
favorite 0
comment 0
Sound the alarm. We are in trouble
Topics: global climate change, warming
Community Video
Nov 2, 2014 Al Brenner
movies
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
A song with a moral for today.
Topics: slavery, hitler, Nazi, forfathers, apathy
Community Video
Nov 2, 2014 Al Brenner
movies
eye 26
favorite 0
comment 0
A song about the biggest problem of the age.
Topic: climate change
Community Video
Nov 5, 2011 Al Brenner
movies
eye 374
favorite 2
comment 0
â40 years in the making. This is an old 8mm film transferred to video to which I have added a voice track. It records the beginnings of a decline which has lasted to the present day.I hope you enjoy it but I also hope you give it some thought. It might appeal to the 99%.
Topics: consumerism, automobiles, junk, garbage, waste, 99%, Americs, USA
Community Video
Sep 12, 2011 Al Brenner
movies
eye 134
favorite 0
comment 0
An 8mm film shot in 1970 in Plaistow, NH and recemtly transferred to video.
Topics: snowmobile, winter, religion, Catrholic
Community Video
Jul 21, 2011 Al Brenner
movies
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
It is what it says it is.
Topics: zen, spiritual, buddha, buddhuism, NH, nature
Community Video
May 28, 2011 Al Brenner
movies
eye 410
favorite 0
comment 0
A picture in the New York Times inspired this short piece on peace.
Topic: Peace
Community Spirituality and Religion
Apr 27, 2011 Al Brenner
movies
eye 117
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a video of a 2011 journey by members of the Unitarian-Universalist church of America to visit sister UU churches in the Philippines. Most of these churches are in poor rural communities, often far off and out of reach.
Topics: church. religion, Unitarian, Universalist, Philippines
Community Video
Dec 18, 2010 Al Brenner
movies
eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
A group of shoeshine boys in Phenom Phen, Cambodiua
Topics: Cambodia, poverty, food
Silent Films
Dec 18, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,308
favorite 3
comment 0
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 18, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,926
favorite 4
comment 1
Fighting Blood was directed by D W Griffith in 1911. It is one of his Buograph shorts, a rip roaring cowboy and Indian tale with lots of horses and gun play so I added plenty of exciting music and sound effects. Hope you can live with it. Enjoy.
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Topics: Griffith, ab, silents
Silent Films
Dec 17, 2010
movies
eye 47,162
favorite 4
comment 1
The Night Before Christmas. Here, just in time for Christmas is the Clement Wood poem as produced by the Edison Studios in 1908. It is backed mostly by old cylinder recordings from the same studio and period. It was kind of fun put them together...all from the Archive.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Edison. Christmas, Santa, gifts, tree, silents, ab
Silent Films
Dec 16, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,792
favorite 5
comment 0
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come...
Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 15, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 4,218
favorite 2
comment 0
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 14, 2010 D. W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,329
favorite 4
comment 0
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Topics: silents, suicide
Silent Films
Dec 13, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,170
favorite 2
comment 0
The Narrow Road was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. I deals with the temptations faced by an ex-con. Mary Pickford is the girl.
Topics: silents, prison, crime
Silent Films
Dec 13, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 2,782
favorite 5
comment 0
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 12, 2010
movies
eye 822
favorite 2
comment 0
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 10, 2010
movies
eye 663
favorite 2
comment 0
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Topics: silents, griffith
Community Video
Dec 10, 2010 Al Brenner
movies
eye 65
favorite 0
comment 0
A day in the tiny Indian village which claims to be the oldest town in the world. Made in 1996
Topics: India, travel
Community Video
Dec 10, 2010 Al Brenner
movies
eye 1,335
favorite 0
comment 0
Just what the title says, a couple of moments with two boy sin the woods.
Topic: home movies
Silent Films
Dec 10, 2010
movies
eye 10,524
favorite 10
comment 1
The Avenging Conscience was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1914. It is 50 minutes long, a step in Griffith's progressive move into feature films. His next film was to me his controversial masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. This film is based on writings of Edgar Allen Poe, it is Victorian and sentimental but it is also quite visual. Rather than be a spoiler I will let the story tell itself. I have added music and sound effects, and I may have gone a bit overboard myself as you will see if you watch...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Edgar Allen Poe, Anabell Lee, silents
Silent Films
Dec 8, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 2,334
favorite 3
comment 0
Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one?
Topics: silents, Griffith, sea
Silent Films
Dec 7, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 3,829
favorite 2
comment 1
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: silents
Silent Films
Dec 7, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 3,035
favorite 4
comment 1
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: French, revolution, silents
Silent Films
Dec 6, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 15,780
favorite 5
comment 1
A Corner in Wheat was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It uses intercutting between the poor farmers and the wealthy society people for effect but its greatestinterste lies in its social message of greed and its effects.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: greed, griffith, futures, silents
Silent Films
Dec 6, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 6,068
favorite 6
comment 0
The Girl And Her Trust directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It is a remake of an earlier film, The Lonedale Operator but by this time Griffith had learned a great deal about the making of movies. The picture has close-ups, and ironic cutting. Te see the words, "Nothing ever happens here" and then cut to the tramps under the platform. But toward the end he cuts between a train and a hand car and to build suspense he actually mounts the camera on a vehicle racing along the road and on the...
Topics: silents, Griffith. railroad, telegraph
Silent Films
Dec 5, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 3,876
favorite 9
comment 0
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Topics: silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Dec 5, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 5,785
favorite 3
comment 0
The Adventures of Dollie was made by D W Griffith in 1908. Hr went to the Biograph studios as an aspiring actor and was asked to direct a film. He did so on the condition he not lost his acting job. This was the first picture he directed and he never turned back.
Topics: Griffith, Biograph, silents
Silent Films
Dec 4, 2010
movies
eye 3,736
favorite 8
comment 3
The Switchtpwer 0r Saved by their Son was directed by Anthony O'Sullivan in 1913. Arogant tramps, a railroad man , counterfeiters, detectives and a boy to the rescue. How could you ask for more in about 10 minutes The switchman is played, by the way, by henry B Warthall who later starred in Birth of an Nation. I found this film under D W Griffith films and first listed it as such. It certainly looks like Griffith and includes a number of his regular players, but I bow to Wikileaks and IMBD
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Griffith, railroad, silents
Silent Films
Dec 4, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,641
favorite 3
comment 1
As It Is In Life is a short 1910 piece by D W Griffith starring Mary Pickford. It is a slight little piece but easy to watch particularly for the scenes in an actual pigeon farm.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Grifforth, Pickford, silents
Silent Films
Dec 4, 2010 D. W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,750
favorite 4
comment 1
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Griffith, silents
Silent Films
Dec 3, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 9,589
favorite 5
comment 1
(From Wikipedia) Isn't Life Wonderful? (1924) is a film, directed by D. W. Griffith for his company D. W. Griffith Productions, and distributed by United Artists. It was based on the novel by Geoffrey Moss and it went under the alternative title Dawn. The title of the film was spoofed in the Charlie Chase comedy Isn't Life Terrible (1925). Most of the scenes were filmed in Germany and Austria. Only one was filmed in New York at the studio. The film also stars Carol Dempster and Neil Hamilton....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Griffith, Dempster, Germany
Silent Films
Dec 3, 2010 D W Griffithg
movies
eye 14,408
favorite 5
comment 1
An Arcadian Maid was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1910. It stars Mary Pickford as a young poor girl who is lured to sin by an itinerant peddler played by Mack Sennett. It made me smile. While Pickford is playing her normal put upon innocent girl, Sennett seems to be playing it for comedy It is worth a watch. By the way, for those of you not familiar with the Griffith Biograph shorts, notice the circle with the AB inside it in the kitchen. Thus was the way the American Biograph company...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Pickford, Sennett, silents
Silent Films
Dec 3, 2010
movies
eye 2,570
favorite 7
comment 1
Manhatta is a A portrait of New York by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand. The title cards show quotes from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". Listed as Public Domain by Wikipedia. "The film spans an imaginary day in the life of New York City, beginning with footage of Staten Island ferry commuters and culminating with the sun setting over the Hudson River. It has been described as the first avant-garde film made in America... It may be found elsewhewre on the...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: silents, New York, documentary
Silent Films
Dec 2, 2010 Rene Clair
movies
eye 10,788
favorite 14
comment 3
The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort) a 1927 silent comedy by Rene Clair is the story of a mad scientist who devises a ray which puts all people to sleep. It has a few humorous moments but is if interest mainly to film historians and students.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Clair, silents
Silent Films
Dec 2, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,148
favorite 1
comment 0
1716 or the Hessian Renegades is a short silent film directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It tells the story of an American soldier carrying a message about a British Invasion who escapes to a friendly farmhouse.
Topic: Revolutionary war
Silent Films
Dec 1, 2010 Windsor McKay
movies
eye 3,658
favorite 9
comment 0
Little Nemo a very early (1911) animation by Windsor McKay
Topic: amimation. silents
Silent Films
Dec 1, 2010
movies
eye 12,235
favorite 11
comment 4
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation.
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Topics: silents, animation
Silent Films
Dec 1, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,522
favorite 3
comment 0
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Topics: griffith, silents
Silent Films
Nov 29, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 2,445
favorite 5
comment 0
Ramona was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. It is the story of a Mexican girl (played by Mary Pickford) and an Indian boy in an ill-fated love affair. It demonstrates Griffith's sympathy for the Indian in a time when such sentiments were not so widespread.
Topics: sielnts, native-american, griffith
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 956
favorite 0
comment 0
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Topics: royalty, griffith, silents
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 2,105
favorite 4
comment 0
The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Topics: Gish, silents
Silent Films
Nov 28, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,804
favorite 3
comment 0
The Redman's View was directed by D W Griffith for the Biograph Studios in 1909. (It is referred to as The Red Man's View in Wikepedia) Consider that Griffith made between 2 and 3 of these pictures a week, it is incredible to consider how much he must have worked. These stories had to be telegraphed to under 20 minutes and made clear without the use of sound. This one is interesting for its sympathetic portrayal of the Indian. This in a time when most movies were showing Indians as savage...
Topics: Native American, Indian, west, silents
Silent Films
Nov 27, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 1,886
favorite 4
comment 0
The Painted Lady, D W Griffith 1912. So much is compressed into this short, it could easily have been a feature. Suffice it to say, it contains a perfectly lovely performance by Blanche Sweet. Warch her face, particular;ly in the ending scenes.
Topics: silemnts, griffith
Silent Films
Nov 27, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 2,110
favorite 5
comment 0
The New York Hat was directed by D W Griffith for the Biograph Studio in 1912. It has many of Griffith's stock players in it. You may spot Mae Marsh as a gossip or Lillian Gish as a customer in the store but the main roles are played by Lionel Barrymore as the pastor and Mary Pickford as he girl. The script was written by Anita Loos. It is a gentle story with a clear moral, but I thought the real star had to be the hat.
Topics: Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, silents, fashion
Silent Films
Nov 26, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 887
favorite 0
comment 0
The Mended Lute, directed by D.W. Griffith (1910) is a fragment. It is a story of American Indians, but no different than the similar stories he had done about whites. Father trades his daughter for blankets etc. Her true love captures her back from her new husband and a canoe chase ensues and the picture ends. It is interesting onlky as history. there.
Topics: Native American, Indian, silents
Silent Films
Nov 26, 2010 D W Griffith
movies
eye 4,727
favorite 5
comment 3
Swords and Hearts, D W Griffith 1911. Griffith returns to the Civil war, this time with a story of a Southern officer, who when he returns from the war, finds his fiance attached to a Northern officer, but all is well, the poor but honest girl who saved him from death still loves him. It is not bad and worth a look. I have added music and some sounds. While these Biograph shorts may seem simplistic to us today, pause to consider how exciting they must have been to audience who may never have...
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Topics: Civil war, Griffith
Silent Films
Nov 26, 2010 D.W. Wriffith
movies
eye 969
favorite 2
comment 0
In The Border States was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1910. Griffith was born in Kentucky in 1875 so as a youth he must have heard many tales of the Civil War. He went back to that war for many of his films including this one which tells an interesting little story of a young girl who saves he life of a Southern soldier and is later rewarded..
Topics: Civil war, Griffith
Silent Films
Nov 25, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,080
favorite 2
comment 1
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: griffith, gambling, silents
Silent Films
Nov 25, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,337
favorite 4
comment 0
The Gibson Goddess was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is one of Griffith's few ventures into comedy with mixed results. The Gibson Girl was a very popular image at the time. Here, from IMDB is an anonymous description of the film. "A pack of admirers won't leave a beautiful woman alone at a seaside resort, so she devises a plan. She appears in a leg-revealing swimsuit, but the stockings have been stuffed with cotton to make her limbs appear misshapen. All but one of the men is driven...
Topics: Gibson, 1920's, silents, Griffith
Silent Films
Nov 25, 2010 D.W. Grtiffith
movies
eye 1,384
favorite 3
comment 0
His Trust and His Trust Fulfilled are two one-reel films directed by D.W. Griffith in 1911. They were meant to be played as one story but due to technical limitations of the day were released separately. Here they are joined with music and sound effects added. It is a somewhat touching story of an old black, an Uncle Tom like character who takes care of the daughter of his dead master. Many of the battle scenes are precursors of what Griffith would do later in Birth of a Nation and his...
Topics: Griffith, civil war
Silent Films
Nov 24, 2010 D.W. Griffith
movies
eye 1,155
favorite 1
comment 0
This is a D.W. Griffith melodrama from 1911 dealing with an old carpenter and his wife after he loses his job. Supposedly based on a real incident. An argument for Social Security. W. Chrystie Miller plays the old carpenter.
Topics: age, elderly, pensions
Silent Films
Nov 22, 2010 Alice Guy
movies
eye 1,185
favorite 2
comment 0
A short trifle, actually a stage piece made by Alice Guy in 1898
Topics: silents, France
Silent Films
Nov 20, 2010 DW Griffith
movies
eye 3,804
favorite 9
comment 0
A 1913 drama about marriage and infidelity directed by D W Griffith.
Topic: Lillian Gish. silents
Silent Films
Nov 19, 2010 Oscar Micheaux
movies
eye 20,080
favorite 23
comment 2
Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: African-American, black
Silent Films
Nov 19, 2010
movies
eye 5,531
favorite 6
comment 1
A Fatty Arbuckle 1915 Keystone comedy. (On the Archive elsewhere as Mabel, Fatty and the Law) This version has a generic music track.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Arbuckle, Mabel Normand
Silent Films
Nov 18, 2010
movies
eye 7,754
favorite 14
comment 2
The Goddess a silent film from China made in 1934 and starring Ruan Lingyu in a stunning performance is the story of a prostitute and her son. (The word for Goddess in Chinese also means a loose woman) It was directed by Wu Yonggang. It is a simply lovely film which will move you as few silent films can. I discovered it on the Archive, stabilized the print and added a music track and some titles. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: China, prostitution, education
Silent Films
Nov 18, 2010
movies
eye 2,598
favorite 5
comment 1
Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: silents, short
Silent Films
Nov 18, 2010 Pat Sullivan
movies
eye 3,486
favorite 2
comment 0
A Felix The Cat cartoon form Pat Sullivan from 1924. I have brightened the picture and added a sound track.
Topics: animation, silents
Silent Films
Nov 18, 2010
movies
eye 4,465
favorite 1
comment 0
Fatty's Suitless Day (also known as Fatty's Magic Pants) is a 1914 short comedy starring Fatty Arbuckle. Made by the Sennett Keystone company.
Topics: siulents, comedy
Silent Films
Nov 18, 2010 Pat SUllivan
movies
eye 4,412
favorite 5
comment 0
Felix Goes West (1924) is one of the popular Pat Sullivan cartoons starring the cleverest of Kats. It is already in the archive elsewhere, but I have brightened the picture and added music
Topics: animation, Felix
Feature Films
Nov 18, 2010 Buster Keaton
movies
eye 10,472
favorite 10
comment 2
Our Hospitality starring Buster Keaton was released in 1923 by Metro Pictures. It is the story of a boy (Keaton) who fall into a Hatfield McCoy like feud. It does have some wonderful comedic scenes. Music is from old piano rolls.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Nuster, Keaton, civil war, silents, comedy
Silent Films
Nov 15, 2010
movies
eye 6,732
favorite 3
comment 1
A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: police, silents
Silent Films
Nov 14, 2010
movies
eye 34,950
favorite 29
comment 0
This version of Alice In Wonderland was directed by W W Young in 1915
Topics: Lewis Carrol, children
Silent Films
Nov 14, 2010
movies
eye 2,124
favorite 8
comment 0
Alice's Wonderland was one of a series of films which mixed animation with real life produced in 1923 by the Laugh o Gram studios which were headed by Walt Disney and employed Ub Iwerks who did a great deal of the animation.
Topics: Disney, Iwerks.
Silent Films
Nov 11, 2010
movies
eye 14,074
favorite 17
comment 2
A stop motion animation in which Ladislas Starevich, the producer, animates real beetles and other insects. 1911
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Topics: animation, stop-motion, insects
Feature Films
Nov 11, 2010
movies
eye 26,650
favorite 14
comment 0
This is the documentary which chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. It was directed by Leni Riefenstahl who had the full support of the Nazi party and is a brilliant but frightening picture of the power of fascism. While it is available elsewhere on the archive it is there only in FLV format. I have uploaded it in MP4 to make it available to many more viewers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Will
Topics: fascism, Hitler, Nazi, dictatorship
Silent Films
Nov 11, 2010
movies
eye 2,288
favorite 4
comment 1
This is a film of the children's story made in 1903 by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. I have added a generic music track.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Children
Silent Films
Nov 5, 2010
movies
eye 23,325
favorite 13
comment 0
A short film made in Paris by Louis Feuillade in 1911. It shows the wicked life style and assassination of a Roman Emperor. In the first scene he is with a bevy of girls, in the second with a bevy of boys and in the third, we bring in the lions. Try to count the extras in this film, all playing individual roles,and then there were the lions. Enjoy.
Topics: Rome, orgyt, France, silents
Silent Films
Nov 4, 2010
movies
eye 7,922
favorite 3
comment 0
Out West (1918) A Fatty Arbuckle comedy including performances by Buster Keaton and Al St John. It is a parody of Western pictures of the way.
Topics: silents, western
Silent Films
Nov 4, 2010
movies
eye 2,813
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Georges Melies, 1903. (Also refereed to as the infernal Boiling Pot) Here is a description from Wikipedia. "The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth.".
Topics: France, Melies, Color, silents
Silent Films
Nov 4, 2010
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A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.
Topics: France, silents
Silent Films
Nov 3, 2010
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The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen) is a 1921 Swedish romantic horror film, generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. Released on New Year's Day, it was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, alongside Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg and Astrid Holm.[1] It is based on the novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! (Körkarlen; 1912), by Nobel-prize winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. The film is notable for its special effects, its...
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Topics: horror, romance, sweden
Silent Films
Nov 3, 2010
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(From Wikipedia) The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen) is a 1921 Swedish romantic horror film, generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema. it was directed by and starred Victor Sjöström, The film is notable for its special effects, its advanced (for the time) narrative structure with flashbacks within flashbacks, and for having been a major influence on Ingmar Bergman.
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Topics: Sweden, horror, death
Silent Films
Nov 1, 2010
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You tell me. This is a delightful little silent picture from the United States in the earls days. It is uncredited. I would appreciate hearing information about it. There is another copy of this on the Archive to which nI have added a sound track and brightened the picture.
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Topics: germany, boy, silents, comedy
Silent Films
Nov 1, 2010
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A short animation produced after the Armistice (1918) which reminds soldiers that they can not leave the army until they are officially discharged/
Topics: military, animation, army
Silent Films
Oct 31, 2010
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This is a compilation of short films, paper prmnts, from the Library of Congress. I have added sound and music to perhaps to add to their viewability. Probably before 1910
Topics: historiy, culture
Silent Films
Oct 20, 2010
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This is an edit of an old (1906) film by Louis Feuillade called "The Colonel's Account" I have done some editing, adding zooms, close-ups etc and added a track of music, sound effects and voice. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long so give it a look and see what you think. This should not be considered a substitute for the original film which I intend to upload soon, I hope you enjoy the video and please write a review to let me know if I am on the right track,
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Topics: silents, war, alsedit
Silent Films
Oct 19, 2010
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This is a bit of an experiment. As fans of silent films will know Georges Melies was restricted to an immobile camera so his films are really a series of short scenes like small plays. He did fill these scenes with people and activity though. I decided to see what I could do with one of these films by imposing zooms, pans etc along with music and sounds. I only wish the quality of the original had been better and will try this again with another Melies film. Remember, this is NOT meant to be a...
Topics: Melies, voyage, train, rocket, alsedit
Silent Films
Oct 15, 2010 D.W. Griffith
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The House of The Closed Shutters was produced in 1910. It is a Civil War story about a man who turns out to be a coward so his mother closes the shutters of her house for years after. Like many of Griffith's shorts, it is over done with histrionics, particularly by the mother. It is of interest only historically.
Topics: Griffith, civil war
Animation Shorts
Oct 13, 2010
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Yoiu can find this film elsewhere in the archive. I have added a generic music track fir easier viewing.
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Topics: Felix, Pat Sullican
Animation Shorts
Oct 13, 2010
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This is the same film found elsewhere on the Archive. I have added a genewric music track for easier viewing.
Topics: animation, cartoon, Pat Sullivan
Silent Films
Oct 13, 2010
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Buster Keaton leave his small town for the city where he hopes to prove himself so he can marry his sweetheart. This film was produced in 1922
Topics: Keaton, money, success
Silent Films
Oct 12, 2010 Louis Feuillade
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This delightful little film was directed by Louis Feuillade in 1913. I have lightened a few scenes, added public domain music and with the help of Google translated the French into English. The boy is played by René Poyen. This silent film is a wonderful example of the prolific Feuillade's French wit. Take a look. It is worth a few minutes of your time.
Topics: elephant, circus
Short Format Films
Oct 8, 2010
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The House of Darkness was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1913. Its theme is how music soothes the insane mind. It deals with an escaped mental patient who threatens a woman with a gun, but backs off when she plays the piano for him. It is sentimental ad many of Griffith's films are but the acting is a bit subdued for the silent film of the period. It is worth a look.
Topics: Griffith, silents, insanity
Silent Films
Oct 6, 2010
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The Balloonatic with Buster Keaton. 1923. This Keaton filkm is already in the Archive but this is a better print and I have added a music track.
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Topics: buster keaton, silents, flight
Silent Films
Oct 5, 2010
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A Calamitous Elopement was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1908. One of the hundreds of films Griffith made for the company, it is a not particularly distinguished comedy about the comic complications a couple encounter when eloping. These pictures were often made in a week and were sometimes not well thought out. For example, why did she elope with an empty trunk?
Topics: griffith, romance, comedey, silents
Silent Films
Oct 5, 2010
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A series of short, one scene stories made for the Edison company in 1904. They were based on the Buster Brown comic strip, a very popular comic of the day.
Topics: silents, film history
Silent Films
Oct 5, 2010
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This is the Edwin S Porter film version of the old story which was produced for the Edison production company in 1902
Topics: fiary tale, silents
Silent Films
Oct 4, 2010
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Mother, 1926, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. This is a great silent film from the early days of Russian communism. It is the story of one mothers personal revolution against the Tsar and has one of the moist rousing ending in movie history. YTou will want to rise up yourself.
Topics: Pudovkin, communism, Russia
Silent Films
Oct 4, 2010
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RFD 10,000 BX is an early example of animating clay figures. It was made by Willis O'Brien, who later did the special effects for the original King Kong. It was produced by the Edison Company in 1919
Topics: prehistoric, claymation, O'Brien
Silent Films
Oct 4, 2010
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All Wrong Old Laddiebucks (AWOL) is an animated film from 1919 advising soldiers, anxious to go hoe after the Armistice not to go AWOL. It is credited to Bowers and is from the Linvrary of Congress paper print collection.
Topics: WWi1, soldiers, animation
Silent Films
Oct 3, 2010
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These are films of the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 which I have compiled, edited a bit and added a music track.
Topics: earthquake, San Francisco, LOC